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Feb 16, 2009 10:38 PM

Nathan's Hot Dogs at retail????

Searched here, Googled, and went to their site and the site of Specialty Foods Group that seems to make them. No luck.

I'm pretty sure I've seen (or at least heard of) Nathan's Kosher dogs for sale at SoCal markets. Where would I look, especially in Orange County?


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  1. Ralph's, Albertsons and maybe Smart & Final.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      5 minutes! I love these boards. I shop regularly at an Albertson's and aRalphs that don't have them, so I'll makes some calls.

      1. re: Midlife

        I buy them at Vons and Costco has them, too.

    2. I'm not such a fan of Nathan's (they always taste slightly rancid to me) but Albertson's definitely carries them.

      1. Just yesterday I found, for the first time in LA, Nathan's with the natural casings at Gelson's in Pasadena. Around $5 for the package - had 2 for dinner last night and they were great.
        Yes, the skinless ones can be found at most major supermarkets.

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        1. re: WildSwede

          The ones at Albertson's have natural casings.

          1. re: a_and_w

            Aha! Never lived close to an Albertson's - that is probably why I have not seen them since I look for them in almost every grocery store I go into! Thanks!

            1. re: WildSwede

              Have you tried Sabrett franks? Same snap but more garlicky flavor. I've now seen them at a few supermarkets around town.

              1. re: a_and_w

                Yes! The Dog House in La Crescenta serves them. They are good and have nice flavor! I love the ones they sell at Schreiner's Deli in Glendale (Montrose). They are really good. Also, the PS (or whatever the store brand is at Ralph's) has a great natural casing wiener - so good! Not where all the other hot dogs are, but where the packaged ground beef, pork and chicken are.

          2. re: WildSwede

            They're at the Mayfair/Gelson's in Hollywood (Franklin & Bronson), too. I bought some last week.

          3. They carry them at Fresh & Easy

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            1. re: janetms383

              Unfortunately only skinless. Not Kosher or natural casing.

            2. I've seen them at Vons.